POSITION: Case Worker/ Volunteer Coordinator for Somali Seniors
STATUS: Full time 1 year position- 35 hours/week May 2019- May 2020
REPORTS TO: Manager of Diverse Seniors Support Services Unit at JFS
LOCATION: Somali Centre for Family Services

Main Responsibilities:

  • Provide case management and social work interventions
  • Facilitate or broker mental health sessions for seniors, their caregivers and families
  • Assess seniors needs, prepare psycho-social assessments, set goals with clients, intervene as necessary to assist seniors and their families and follow up as necessary
  • Maintain accurate records, hours of work and prepare assessment and progress reports.
  • Serve as a liaison between outreach staff, volunteers and clients
  • Actively recruit volunteers
  • Facilitate orientation sessions for volunteers.
  • Coordinate volunteers in meeting the seniors' specific needs such as visiting, driving or helping with events.
  • Schedule and coordinate volunteer recognition and appreciation events
  • Attend and participate in professional and community meetings.
  • Work effectively in a multi-disciplinary and multicultural team environment
  • Use computer for statistics and reports
  • Work some evenings and possibly weekends
  • Use of a vehicle with a valid driver's license

Education and Experience:

  • BSW, SSW or equivalent in experience, education and training
  • Knowledge of Somali language and culture is essential.
  • Specific training in aging issues and seniors programming
  • Comprehensive knowledge of multicultural issues and aging as well as knowledge of available community services/supports
  • One year experience working with vulnerable clients and/or families
  • Strong English communication skills

Please submit your resume with a cover letter to lthomas@jfsottawa.com by April 25, 2019. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.